Jane Reisman is an experienced social sector evaluator and key contributor of research, learning, and best practice to the fields of philanthropy and impact investing.
As the founder and leader of ORS Impact for over 25 years, Jane developed a record of engaging in new frontiers of evaluation – especially those that require innovative thinking and address systemic issues. Today, she actively leads and participates in field-building efforts to strengthen impact measurement and management (IMM) and build the evidence base for impact investing. She has served as the Measurement and Evaluation Advisor to The Rockefeller Foundation, IMM Advisor to The GIIN, and co-led the World Economic Forum’s Impact Measurement Action Group on Evidence Cases, contributed to Huddle Group of the Impact Management Project, and is a founding member and Chair of the Social Impact Measurement Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association.
She is a measurement and evaluation advisor to social enterprises that work both locally in the United States Pacific Northwest region and globally. Current and past collaborators include Green Canopy Homes, Days for Girls International, Splash, and Tekano. She is also measurement and evaluation advisor to foundations and philanthropic efforts including the The Russell Family Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Arc Chicago of The MacArthur Foundation’s Benefit Chicago Initiative.
Jane has acted as a convener and presenter on impact measurement and management at numerous gatherings including SOCAP15, SOCAP16, Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, Impact Convergence 2016, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference 2017, Mission Investing Institute 2017, Mission Investors Exchange Impact Measurement Webinar 2017, The Community of Evaluators South Asia Conclave 2017, American Evaluation Association 2015-2017, the Lili’uokalani Innovation Huddle 2017, Total Impact Conference 2018 and Mission Forward! MIE 2018 National Conference.